Key Figures

Chief of State:
Queen Elizabeth II represented by Governor John Rankin
Head of Government:
Premier David Burt

Overview

Government Name:
The Islands of Bermuda
Constitution:
Adopted: 1968; Sets out the basic structure of government. Also provides the island with formal responsibility for internal self-government while the government of Britain retains responsibility for external affairs, defense, and security.
Government Type:
Parliamentary Democracy
The Islands of Bermuda Flag
Coat of Arms of The Islands of Bermuda

Index of Economic Freedom

There is no Index of Economic Freedom rating for Bermuda

Country Risk Rating

There is no Country Risk Rating for Bermuda

Government Branches

Main Powers Election Process Election Cycle 1
Executive

The governor has special responsibilities in four areas: external affairs, defense, internal security, and police.

The monarch of the United Kingdom is hereditary and the governor is appointed by the monarch.

No term limit

Judicial

Judicial jurisdiction of the supreme court includes adjudicating on small claims in civil matters, dealing with a number of regulatory applications, trial of summary criminal offenses, and serving as examining justices on indictable matters.

Nominated by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission and appointed by the governor.

No term limit

Legislative

The premier is the head of government and the leader of the majority party in the house of assembly, made up of the cabinet and senate.

The premier is appointed by the governor. The senate has 11 members appointed to serve 5-year terms by the governor, premier, and members of opposite parties. The house of assembly has 36 members elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

5 years

Regional Trade Blocs

No Regional Trade Blocs

International Organization Participation [2]

Environmental Agreements [3]

Tax Information [2]

Tax Authority:
Information not available
Tax Name:
Information not available

Sources:

  1. ElectionGuide http://www.electionguide.org/
  2. EY, http://www.ey.com
  3. CIA World Factbook, https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/
  4. U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/